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278 Thomson Barbados Cruise Reviews
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116
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55
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32
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38
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Jalowe
Member Since 2017
1 review
We have sailed in the Caribbean on the celebrity equinox for the last two years , with a med thomson cruise on the majesty in between. We were disappointed with the Down turn in service and food quality on the equinox last year and after a ... Read more
DreamIslands
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The flow of geting on and off ship was very smooth. Smashing ship, glad we chose smaller compared to some we saw en route. One couple who were not on our ship described her as "a lovely old lady" and big and new is not always ... Read more
ChrissyH
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as I always wanted to go to the Caribbean and liked the Itinerary and the price seemed good Once we arrived in Barbados the transfer was very pleasing as we were whisked straight from the plane to the ship. We have ... Read more
Cheshire Joyce
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I recently returned from a lovely two week all inclusive cruise in a junior suite. This was our fifth cruise and our second Caribbean cruise. We visited some lovely islands and booked a number of excursions with Thomson which I ... Read more
I.W.F.
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were a family party of six. My wife and I had been on a cruise together on the Mediterranean for my 60th and were celebrating my 70th. Other than that the two of us had been on a two day cruise to Bruges both times with P&O. Three ... Read more
Neveragain25
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose the Paradise Islands and Tropical Delights cruises for the number of islands visited in 2 weeks. All very different and interesting. No need to book tours in advance on these cruises as you are greeted by locals selling similar ... Read more
Spittalschool
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Well what can i say except for fantastic, the ship was great clean well maintained first look at it was wow, our cabin was 2574 and it was lovely enough room to move around so no complaints, all the restaurants where nice but the main ... Read more
Angeladw
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because we were looking forward to spending time in the sun with great entertainment, service and being on a ship where we would be welcomed and listened to should we have any concerns. I'll start with The ... Read more
margaret foote
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Our first cruise to the Carribean. Good start to 2017. Ship was lovely with the Christmas trees , garlands, lights. Glass lifts. Really nice to look at. Cabin was on 3rd deck and was fine nice and clean and always nice to go back to after ... Read more
Choirman PJ
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
43 forum posts
19 helpful votes
I’ve just returned from a cruise on Thomson Discovery taking 12 of our family and occupying 4 deluxe cabins. Overall it was a great cruise and the family greatly enjoyed it. The Good: 1/ The largest non-suite cabins I’ve ... Read more
tdavies250
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second Thomson Cruise to the Caribbean visiting different Islands. This time we sailed on the "Discovery" and we weren't disappointed. Travelling from Birmingham the check in & flight was easy & again the ... Read more
Discoverycruiseship
Member Since 2017
1 review
31 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Just returned from 14 nights on TUI Discovery. Ship was very nice, as was cabin, even although it was inside. Plenty of storage and good lighting and facilities. Cabin Stewards were very good too. We found all staff pleasant, well ... Read more
FBDE4
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
25 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
If this was your first cruise, you would probably have been more or less satisfied. If you are a regular Thomson cruiser, like us, you would have been rather less satisfied. The Discovery is a good ship with no complaints about the food ... Read more
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thegoldentonsil
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
We had a balcony cabin on deck 6. The room was a reasonable size, perfect temperature, our little balcony was worth the extra, and the stewards kept it looking perfect. We assumed that the soundproofing in the rooms was good as we had ... Read more
Preston Pete
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as I have cruised with Thomson twice previously in the Med and quite enjoyed it. This time I fancied seeing some of the Caribbean. I must admit I didn't research the ports of call much as this cruise was the only ... Read more
FearlessFlyer
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was my first cruise, I'm a solo traveller and usually go on more adventurous trips, but felt like a relaxing break and thought I'd give it a go. Overall, I enjoyed it and would travel again on a cruise with Thomson's. I travelled on ... Read more
Lottielil
Member Since 2017
1 review
33 helpful votes
Having cruised many many times on various ships, from 650 passengers up to 4000. We were beginning to find places to visit hard, as we love the heat in December, we looked once again for Caribbean cruises, kept checking various ... Read more
sansibee
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Done a caribbean cruise in 2011 and left ship on 18th Dec whdn staff were putting up xmas decorations, always wanted to board on 18th Dec for xmas & new year cruise. Whilst the ship was nice it lacked atmosphere, xmas decorations ... Read more
Stupot1
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First impresions looked good but not as it seemed. The outside of the ship had a new lick of paint but little had changed on this from its previuos owner. There was definetly a problem with the stabilty of the ship as it swayed from ... Read more
likestoholiday
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruise passengers having traveled with Royal Caribbean, Costa, Cunard, Airtours and Thomson. I will start with the negatives, the flight out was awful, we flew from Newcastle, it wasn't until we were on board that we ... Read more
Cruise SGB
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having cruised from Barbados every year for about 10 years, mainly with P&O and Princess we were a little apprehensive about the Thompson Discovery, however the itinery was second to none with only 2 sea days in 2 weeks so we took a ... Read more
Sivscruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We've travelled with various cruise companies and with Thomson 4 times (3 to the Caribbean). This was disappointing. In Some ports of call we were dumped in cargo areas whilst other ships had best docking spaces and although water taxis ... Read more
Kangapuss
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
On arrival on the Tui Discovery we made our own way to our cabin on deck 7. We were very pleased with the size and the cleanliness of the accommodation, there was plenty of hanging space not enough drawer space but lots of small shelves. ... Read more
michaelmac
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having cruised with other lines,we wanted to try out Thomsons,this ship was with RC before and as such we knew what to expect.Our flight from birmingham went very smooth and at Barbados we were taken directly to the ship.Our luggage ... Read more
Mandygorms
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Absolutely loved the two week Caribbean cruise. The flight, transfer and check in was great - we didn't have to queue long to get on board. The all inclusive package was brilliant and we were able to get anything we wanted including ... Read more

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